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Understanding the Different Types of Matches

Posted on: June 27, 2016 by admin

Because there are so many different wallcovering patterns with varying lengths of patterns and intended designs, it is necessary to hang them differently based on the type of pattern on the wallpaper. What you may not have realized is that each of these patterns falls into one of two primary matching types. The term match refers to how you align the wallpaper with each new strip. For example, if ... [more]

What Does Non-Woven Backing Mean?

Posted on: July 06, 2016 by admin

There are many kinds of backing for wallpaper and non-woven is currently the most utilized for medium to higher end patterns. It was introduced to the marketplace 8 years ago and quickly established itself as the preferred substrate for most manufacturers. 2/3 new collections that come out now feature wallpaper printed on a non-woven finish. So, what exactly is non-woven? Frankly, the inventors o... [more]

What is Pre-pasted Wallpaper?

Posted on: July 15, 2016 by admin

The term pre-pasted wallpaper means that the wallpaper already has the adhesive applied to its back. This does not mean that it is the backing; just that an additional layer has been added to to the backing to simplify the application process. Typically, pre-pasted wallpaper is used by people who prefer to do it themselves rather than hire someone to do their home improvement projects. See Also: ... [more]

Can I Hang Wallpaper over Existing Wallpaper?

Posted on: August 09, 2016 by admin

This is a question that many homeowners ask after finding out exactly what is required to remove old wallpaper. From the mess it makes to the damage it can do to the wall underneath, you probably want to hear that you can remove the old paper without any kind of qualification. The truthful answer is that it really depends on a number of factors. The State of the Current Wallpaper Unfortunately,... [more]

The Reason for the Double Roll and Why You Can’t Buy Single Rolls

Posted on: August 09, 2016 by admin

If you have shopped for wallpaper in the past few years, you may have been confused (or even upset) by the fact that pricing is for a single roll, but wallpaper only comes in double rolls. This is actually the result of the evolution of wallpaper packaging based on who installs the wallpaper. Single, Double, and Triple If you have paid attention, you may have noticed that there are actually thre... [more]

What is a Wallpaper Repeat?

Posted on: September 07, 2016 by admin

Paying attention to the wallpaper repeat is an often skipped yet important part of shopping for new wallcoverings. hy? Because, it's beyond frustrating, for you or the installer, to start wallpapering a wall only to run out of paper halfway through. Try looking at an unfinished wall for a whole week, while you wait for your next order to come in, and tell us if it's a pleasant experience. &nb... [more]

Top 4 Most Expensive and Unique Wallpapers in the World

Posted on: October 21, 2016 by admin

The primary purpose of wallpaper is to dress up a room so that the space does not look so bland while offering a little extra protection for the wall. However, there are certain luxury wallpapers that take this purpose to a whole new level. Our top entry is actually a Guinness World Record holder. Called “Les Guerres D’Independence” or “The Wars of Independence,” t... [more]

Can I Hang Wallpaper over Wood Panels?

Posted on: November 07, 2016 by admin

  Wallpapering over wood paneling is possible, although you have to prepare the paneling properly to ensure the wallpaper sticks and that you don’t punch holes in the paper in the spaces where the grooves are. This is probably really great news considering how difficult it can be to remove the paneling. Best Wallpaper for Wood Paneling The best paper for covering wood paneling is t... [more]

Stores That Carry Wallpaper In Stock

Posted on: November 07, 2016 by admin

Finding stores that carry wallpaper in stock these days is next to impossible. The whole industry has changed over the past twenty years to minimize overhead. Having a backroom full of physical stock that the customer can pickup right now, is a thing of the past. You might find a few stores scattered around country with wallpaper in stock, but we can almost guarantee you it will not be updated an... [more]

Which Wallpaper to Use – Paper, Vinyl Coated, Coated Fabric, Solid Vinyl

Posted on: November 16, 2016 by admin

Wallpaper has been around for a long time, which means that it has changed and evolved through the centuries. Today there are actually four different types of wallpaper, each one with their own sets of pros and cons. For a better look at what your options are, here are the things you need to know about the four different types of wallpapers. Paper Wallpaper Easily the most well-known kind of wal... [more]